Gaming Race: Seeking Justice Beyond Representation

I’m pleased to announce an upcoming panel at SCMS 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. I organized this with Kim Bain (Princeton) and Alexandrina Agloro (Worcester Polytechnic), with Kishonna Gray (Eastern Kentucky) responding to our papers. We are hoping to provoke further conversation about racial justice in video games that goes beyond discourses of diversity and inclusion… Read More Gaming Race: Seeking Justice Beyond Representation

Digital Humanities Futures: #transformDH, #2015ASA, #QGCon, Pt. 2

The yacking at THATCamp #transformDH, however, was centered around hacking the technologies of academia: institutional hierarchies, funding applications, underequipped classrooms, peer review, and more. These might not immediately be recognizable as “technologies” in the THATCamp sense, but the skills necessary to master them are elusive, particularly for the underrepresented groups of people who are drawn to the #transformDH community. These sessions more than “mere” conversations about how the structures of academia frustrate social justice work in academia: they are training and strategy sessions for how to use the resources available to us to do the work that is necessary for meaningful transformation.… Read More Digital Humanities Futures: #transformDH, #2015ASA, #QGCon, Pt. 2

Digital Humanities Futures: #transformDH, #2015ASA, #QGCon, Pt. 1

(featured image – Logo/stitching: Melissa Rogers, Photo: Reed Bonnet) I’ve just returned from a three-conference streak to kick off fall quarter, and each event left me with so much to say that I’m struggling a bit with where to start. Over the next couple of days, I’ll talk about my experiences of each one in… Read More Digital Humanities Futures: #transformDH, #2015ASA, #QGCon, Pt. 1

Schedule: The Digital Premodern, featuring the IMMERSe Medievalism and Video Games Symposium

I’m pleased to announce the full schedule for the Digital Premodern, coming up May 1-3 at UC Davis. Text schedule, with full panel information, follows the flyer image. Please feel free to join us, and RSVP to me to make sure we can have enough food on hand. Friday, May 1 Opening Reception: 5:00 –… Read More Schedule: The Digital Premodern, featuring the IMMERSe Medievalism and Video Games Symposium

CFP: IMMERSe Medievalism and Video Games Symposium, May 1-3

Call for Participation IMMERSe Medievalism and Video Games Symposium University of California, Davis May 1-3, 2015 Keynote Speaker: Daniel T. Kline, Chair and Professor of English, University of Alaska Anchorage Abstracts Due: March 1, 2015 Notification of Acceptance: March 8, 2015 Whether they serve as inspiration for new digital societies or as the raw material… Read More CFP: IMMERSe Medievalism and Video Games Symposium, May 1-3